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MSc Global Supply Chain Management

Programme code:MSC-BS/GSCMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jie Chen Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A good first degree (2:1 or higher) in any subject.

If English is not the first language there is a need to attain one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall, 6 in each band;
- TOEFL 92 overall, 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking, 22 in writing.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Postgraduate Board of Examiners, Leeds University Business School

Programme specification:

With the pace of globalization there is an increasing need for graduates and business leaders with knowledge and capability in managing global business and supply chains. The MSc Global Supply Chain Management is designed for the many students and employers who recognize this opportunity. The MSc allows students to acquire knowledge and skills from three subjects in one single programme: management, international business, and global supply chain management. The MSc develops future managers who will be capable of managing multinational organisations, international business, foreign market entry, and international strategy, as well as global supply chains and value chains.

Programme Aims

Our students will:
PA1. Explain and critically evaluate how international organisations and global supply chains are being managed in the environment in which they operate

PA2. Critically evaluate contemporary international business and global supply chain management theories and frameworks and their practical application in new and unfamiliar circumstances

PA3. Be independent and critical thinkers, generating insights, making judgements and decisions, adapting and applying innovative solutions into the management of international business and global supply chains

PA4. Be enquiring and independent researchers able to apply appropriate analytical methods needed to approach complex issues in international business and global supply chain management

PA5. Be effective and professional communicators in a multicultural and teamwork environment and take responsibility for individual contribution in a group setting

PA6. Be aware of the ethical and environmental issues that have emerged as a result of globalisation and the ways international business and global supply chains are being managed

PA7. Be reflective graduates, prepared for continuous professional development in international business and global supply chain management roles

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

LUBS5231MManaging Global Logistics and Supply Chains15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5238MOperations and Supply Chain Management15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5267MInternational Business Theory15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5584MCommercial and Professional Skills15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5970MDissertation45 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep
LUBS5974MInternational Purchasing and Supply Management15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5976MDigital Transformation Management15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5987MInnovation in Operations and Information Systems15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5988MResearch Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15-credits from the following optional modules.

LUBS5232MInternational Strategic Management15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5279MChallenges in Information Management15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5308MBusiness Analytics and Decision Science15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5971MManaging Digital Information Projects15 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 02/07/2019


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